updated 09:35 am EDT, Thu March 15, 2007
Samsung Q1 Ultra Official
Samsung has at last officially announced the Q1 Ultra, its sequel to today's Q1 ultra-mobile PC. The Ultra serves primarily as a response to feedback on the original with improved controls and performance. A new keyboard lets a user type without touching the screen; the mouse pointer has also been greatly improved and serves as a joystick in games, according to Samsung. A 1.3-megapixel camera at the back enables photography, while a VGA camera at the front allows for video calls over a newly-added HSDPA broadband Internet link.
More details and a larger shot follow after the break.
Numerous subtler elements have been upgraded, the company notes: a sharper 1024x600 display allows viewing more at once, while its built-in sound has changed from a mono 2-watt speaker to a stereo 3-watt system. Samsung hopes to deliver the Q1 Ultra with 1GB of RAM and a 60GB hard drive in roughly the same $1,300 to $2,000 price window as today's Q1, though whether or not the Ultra will ship to the US without modifications is unknown.